NEW: I've added an Upgrade Perk for those of you who want to Upgrade their Perk.. This perk upgrades Initiate to Runelord, or Runelord to RunePriest, or RunePreist to Hero . If you are going from any other perk, just put the extra funds in with your pledge, and I will contact you after the campaign has ended to confirm what level you want.
OpenQuest is a D100 fantasy game. Based of D100 games of the 80s/90s, it takes a simplified and streamlined approach to these classic rule sets. It is a complete rulebook, with rules, monsters, spells, a setting (The Empire of Gatan) and adventures. It forms the basis of D101’s The Company, a game of modern warfare, and the upcoming River of Heaven. Because the entirety of the book is Open Gaming Content there has been a French translation and OQ was the base on which Cakebread and Walton built their Renaissance system which powers Clockwork and Chivalry 2nd Ed.
This campaign is a pre-order for the second edition of the game or OpenQuest 2. The more we surpass the goal by, the more new content I will add to the game. For a full explaination of why I'm doing this go read this blog post.
Please note this is a PRE-ORDER. No matter what happens if you put your money down you’ll get the tidied up OpenQuest Remastered in print and/or pdf dependant on your choosen level of pre-order, see right. This book is already in layout. If we raise more money than the initial goal, I take it from there ;)
PLEASE NOTE: Shipping anywhere in the world is included in the prices :)
So onto the detail of the various options.
If the goal is not reached OQ 2 = OpenQuest Remastered - ACHEIVED
If we don’t reach the goal, I will merely produce a tidied up version of the rule book which will now be in US Letter size, therefore allowing me to produce Hardcovers. This is cool in itself. I’m sure whatever pre-orders I get will help to pay/cover the costs of the new art that Simon Bray has done to replace all the clip art in the current version and the time I’ve spent doing layout/corrections.
OpenQuest Remastered is
- US Letter Size
- Available in hardcover
- Tidied up and reorganised rules, to remove any remaining ambiguities.
- All Clip art replaced and existing art improved by artist Simon Bray.
If the Goal is surpassed then, things get interesting….
Stretch 1 $1000 + : OpenQuest 2 = OpenQuest Deluxe Edition - ACHIEVED!
Suddenly OpenQuest 2 becomes OpenQuest Deluxe. This adds a cart load of new rules, GM guidance, spells, monsters with the overall aim of making the game even more Maximum Gaming Fun :)
OpenQuest Deluxe adds
- Purely random character generation.
- New Spells, (at least 50 Battle Magic )
- Sorcery Enhanced.
- Generic Deities + spells.
- Blood Magic for evil magicians.
- Straight forward rules for Relationships by Simon Bray.
- At least ten New Monsters.
- Genre Guides. How to use OpenQuest for specific Genres such as Swords and Sorcery, Low Magic settings, High Fantasy etc
- Plus other small highlight boxes, containing explanation of current rules for the first time D100 player or Games Master.
Stretch 2 $2000 + : OpenQuest 2 = OpenQuest Imperial - ACHIEVED!
As Deluxe but with a brand new wrap round cover by Jon Hodgson (a very small preview of which is given in the campaign icon & banner above). Also I’ll give rules and explanation of the Otherworlds of magic as well as rules for running mass combat and domains. When I wrote up The Empire of Gatan for Wordplay The Big 5 (soon to be re-released as The Worlds of Wordplay ) I added lots of bits of content to expand that setting, so all the new cults and plunder items will get written up for OQ2.
OpenQuest Imperial adds
- New wrap round cover by Jon Hodgeson
- Mass combat + Domain rules
- Otherworlds of magic explained.
- More setting info for the Empire of Gatan.
- More plunder items.
Stretch 3 $3000 +: OpenQuest 2 + OpenQuest 2 Basics - ACHIEVED!
By this time the main rule book is a groaning huge thing of 300 odd pages. You want a nice small reference rule book of the core rules that fits nicely in your manbag. This will be OpenQuest Basics a low-art 6” by 9” book. All Heroes and Demi-Gods will get this book in softcover print. The pdf version will be available as a Free download forever.
OpenQuest Basics adds
- Low art 6x9 book
- Only the core rules
- Pdf for free forever
- Print for Heroes and Demi-Gods.
Stretch 4 $4000 OpenQuest website - ACHIEVED!
Dedicated community website for OpenQuest with its own forums, blogs and the OpenQuest Dev kit as a set of reference webpages,in much the same way as the online Pathfinder PRD. All pre-orders will have a free one year subscription to the 'Supporters' only areas of the website, which will have exclusive preview content (demo scenarios, playtest drafts etc).
Stretch 5 $6000 OpenQuest Adventures book
A book of five adventures each showcasing one of the various fantasy genres that OpenQuest supports. Currently thrashing out the details, but looking at Swords and Sorcery, Contemporary Fantasy, Steampunk, Dungeon crawl and Dark Fantasy. All pre-orders will get a pdf copy. All pre-orders will get early access to drafts via the new OpenQuest website.
Perks by Rank
As well as the stretch goals there additional perks by rank that need explaining.
If your identity is public you will get your name in the final book as a backer.
Heroes + Demi-Gods : Savage North Director's Cut
This was our first adventure/setting book, and there were a number of mistakes in the book that needs fixing with errata. Also I was never happy with the ‘meta plot’ that I used to bind the adventures together. So as part of the OQ remastering project, I’ve already had my proofing-hounds go through the adventure and I'll be sorting out the book so its more like what I originally intended, adding some additional content (such as the "Heroes of the Savage North" & a "Drakar: What my Father told me" sections that were cut from the original version. )
Both Heroes and Demi-Gods get the updated and cleaned up version of the Savage North in print format.
Demi-God exclusive: Here be Dragons + Life and Death
Here be Dragons: This is the next adventure/setting to be released after OpenQuest 2 is released. All Demi-Gods will receive a print copy of this when it is released (estimated Dec 2012/Jan 2013).
Life and Death: This was the adventure/setting book that started me down the road to OpenQuest. If I need to update it to fit in with OQ2, you will receive the updated version, either way you'll receive a printed version of this.